Hi Shanice. It is possible that you have a recurrent infection of your sinuses which would account for most of your symptoms. In chronic infections you may not experience immediate relief as you would with acute infections. So continue with the antibiotics for the prescribed time. A second course of antibiotics may be required if your ENT deems it necessary. Once the CT is done then your ENT will have a clearer picture to diagnose the underlying problem. An elevated blood pressure can cause nosebleeds and headaches but this is not as common as you may think. It is more likely to occur with very elevated blood pressure (particularly the nosebleeds) but even so it is relatively uncommon. A sinus infection seems more likely. However, it is best to wait for the results of the CT scan before making any diagnosis. Do not stress about it as you have been experiencing it for a while. Take the medication, do the scan and wait and see what the next step will be as per your ENT’s advice.
Epidemiological data are difficult to provide on a global basis, since the prevalence of most diseases that may cause dysphagia tends to differ between regions and continents. Only approximations are therefore possible at the global level. Prevalence rates also vary depending on the patients’ age, and it should also be remembered that the range of disorders associated with childhood dysphagia differs from that in older age groups. In younger patients, dysphagia often involves accident-related head and neck injuries, as well as cancers of the throat and mouth. Dysphagia generally occurs in all age groups, but its prevalence increases with age.
There are many different causes for excessive salivation. You will need to give a thorough history of your cat's health, including vaccination status, current medications, possible toxin exposure, a background history of symptoms, and any other possible incidents that might have precipitated this condition. Your doctor will need to distinguish between hypersalivation associated with a condition that is causing difficulty swallowing, from hypersalivation associated with nausea by looking for signs such as depression, lip smacking, and retching. Your doctor will also want to perform a complete physical and neurologic examination on your cat, with special attention paid to the oral cavity and neck. Diagnostic tools may include x-ray and ultrasound imaging to determine whether there is a problem in the structure of the liver, or in any other internal organs. If an immune-related disorder is suspected, your veterinarian may also want to conduct a biopsy of tissue and cells.